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What is ACCENT?

An innovative tool conceived to support urban energy planning for buildings, ACCENT provides maps and data to design actions reducing the carbon intensity of the city. Cities consume 78% of the world’s energy and produce 60% of its emissions. As urban population is increasing worldwide, cities are crucial to emission reductions efforts. In Europe, buildings are responsible for more than 40% of the total energy consumption: the building sector can drive the energy transition we need.

ACCENT for local administrations

As a local administration, visualize through ACCENT maps and stats of the energy consumption and energy-related characteristics of buildings in your city. You can access all this data in one platform and identify priority areas. Use ACCENT to calculate gains of energy actions and build scenarios. With ACCENT you can also share on energy efficiency with other cities.

ACCENT for building sector specialists

As an urban planner, real-estate manager or specialist in building refurbishment, find in ACCENT answers to your needs for developing new opportunities. Access to our maps, stats and action tools to grasp local energy situation and target the best areas for your business.



ACCENT for the energy sector

As an energy provider, renewable energy developer or network operator, find in ACCENT data and stats on your project’s surroundings and energy needs by areas. Use our maps and action tools to design your project and identify future interesting opportunities.



The Project

The Project

Accompany cities in energy strategy (ACCENT) is an Innovation project developed within the Climate KIC, Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working to address the challenge of climate change. ACCENT project started in 2014 with a proof of concept phase, intended to deepen the needs in key stakeholders with respect to energy planning. After having validated the feasibility and added value of its offer, ACCENT project have entered a demonstration phase in 2015. In order to support the energy transition of European cities, ACCENT will provide city stakeholders data and tools to map and diagnose existing energetic situation, and design energy strategies which maximize energy efficiency. ACCENT tool is being developed and tested in 4 pilot cities and will be available for every cities before the end of 2016.

Pilot Cities

Each pilot city is a different challenge for the development of the ACCENT platform. Paris, Valencia, Reggio Emilia and Ferrara are cooperating with ACCENT partners to shape the platform functionalities and services according to their needs. Learn about the first cities where ACCENT is implemented in Europe.
Paris
Paris
More than 128,000 buildings and 2 million inhabitants to challenge the ACCENT platform with the energy strategy of one of Europe's major cities
Emilia Romagna
Emilia Romagna
ACCENT will test the interoperability of different data sources in two pilot cities amongst the 300 subscribing the Covenant of Mayors
Valencia
Valencia
ACCENT will take the opportunity to test its model on a Mediterranean climate with the 3rd city of Spain and its remarkable architecture

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